Its strange when there is so much to say and so little to say at the same time. The most valuable things I do not think I could put into words, and if I was able to, I doubt they would be understood in the way they were felt. And then there is the additional element of recognizing how early I am in the journey of that kind of discovery, so wondering if anything I have to say at this point would be worth much anyway.
Still, I’ve created this short video of my experience at least, — and for anyone interested in perhaps engaging in a length of silence – I would highly recommend it.
I like the quote at the end of the video — which was sent by my friend Joey:
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
~ Carl Jung
Does anyone else have any experiences with Silence or self-discovery they would like to share?
Any ideas why lengths of Silence can be such a powerful and poignant experience?
clint u r lucky that u get unique experience of silence power, to understand ourself,, i am attach with HARI OM ASHARM but still not stay in silence room… hope this experience will change of thought of life,,, HARI OM
the relisation my first 10 day silent retreat gave me was; just how much energy is used in talking, sometimes only to distance us further from people, and how much energy is not only ‘freed up’ in silence, but how much more we learn about ourselves and others by just ‘being’. xx
What an awesome experience. I like Joey’s Qoute and I really like what you say at the end about the Answers have been there all the time. Your experience must really let the Ego get out of the way and find your real self.
So, I’ve never been silent for that long, and I wonder where my mind would retreat to if it had reached the end of it’s familiar spots. I wonder if I would get bored with myself or more excited by what I found. and I wonder what would emerge after a deep purging of body and soul.
thank you for sharing your experience. I enjoy living vicariously through you.
I did a 10-day silent and meditation retreat in Dharmashala last year..I believe when you finally go into silence for such lengths…your self starts giving up all the extra clutter-mainly inhibitions, fear, ego,pride, responsibilities and all those conditionings that the society has taught us over the years. what you then come to recognize is just yourself, how u were really made-just a body of peace-and when peace overflows love and compassion follows….
Hi Clint, sounds great , where did you do that retreat? can you send me the website or contact?
I’m sure there are many places you could go — this place was great though.
It is located in Surat, India.
Called the Hari Om Ashram.
Very loving people.
Here is one of the email addresses for someone who may be willing to help you have an experience if you are interested.
Sometimes they are booked years in advance, but perhaps he can help: navnit62 (at) yahoo.com